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still Foreign Parts (Véréna Paravel & J.P. Sniadecki, US/FR 2010)

Foreign Parts

Véréna Paravel, J.P. Sniadecki / US, FR, 2010 / 81 min.

The residents of Willets Point, Queens, New York, are not impressed by the borough’s plans for new building. A portrait of immigrants surviving among the demolition. On 12 March (at 19h15), co-director J.P. Sniadecki will be in Eye to talk about filming on the fringes.

poster Foreign Parts (Véréna Paravel & J.P. Sniadecki, US/FR 2010)
New York is not an easy city to live in; anyone living in Manhattan has to have an extremely well-filled bank account, and immigrants washing up on the periphery of a district such as Queens find themselves in a neighbourhood described as ‘the chasm of decay’.


Not (yet) ratedThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug use


Véréna Paravel, J.P. Sniadecki

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Original title

Foreign Parts


81 min.


English, Spanish, Hebrew (modern)





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Paravel & Castaing-Taylor

Eye Filmmuseum presents Cosmic Realism, the first retrospective featuring the works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Trained as anthropologists, they merge anthropology, documentaries, and visual arts in their craft. The exhibition takes the viewer past seven immersive installations in which the development of the makers can be followed.

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still Foreign Parts (Véréna Paravel & J.P. Sniadecki, US/FR 2010)
still Foreign Parts (Véréna Paravel & J.P. Sniadecki, US/FR 2010)
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